Item description for The Original Story: God, Israel, and the World by Julia Bowden & John Barton...
Overview "The Original Story" is a comprehensive and lively guide to the Old Testament, offering an essential introduction for readers of all faiths and none. It provides a complete course covering history, archaeology, geography, and textual interpretation.
Publishers Description Ideal for beginning students and readers of all faiths or none, The Original Story is a comprehensive and lively guide to the Hebrew Bible. This richly informative volume provides a complete introduction to Old Testament history, archaeology, geography, and textual interpretation - all at an accessible level. The core of the book explores central biblical themes, including the character of God, the human condition, ethics, human suffering, and God's relationship with the people of Israel. The authors further consider various topics such as prophecy, law, and worship in the Old Testament. The very readable text is complemented throughout by sidebars, fact boxes, maps, and illustrations. All features considered, The Original Story is one of the best guidebooks to the Hebrew Bible now available.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.96" Width: 6.98" Height: 0.88" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802829007 ISBN13 9780802829009
Availability 0 units.
More About Julia Bowden & John Barton
Julia Bowden is deputy head of curriculum at Guildford High School in Surrey, England.
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An open treatment of the Old Testament Apr 13, 2006
Every now and again a book comes along which opens the doors of understanding to very complex subjects - and this one is an exemplar of that. The open approach and format, free from ideology, brings the complex and confusing opus of the OT to life. Taking a non-partisan but not secular or irreligious approach - this philosophical and scholarly work reflects the modern mind of young and mature adults with a 21st century outlook on ancient wisdom and religious literature. It's the only book I have read on this subject which properly puts in perspective the cultural, historical and religious perspectives of an ancient middle eastern people who came to be known as the Israelites. It's an "Idiots Guide" or "OT for Dummies" book raised to the professional level. Fabulous piece of work.